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SWLA announces Fourth of July events, closures

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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The following events and closures have been announced in Southwest Louisiana in regard to the Independence Day holiday:

Closures and garbage pickup schedule changes are as follows:

Calcasieu Parish:

Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office: Closed July 4.

Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier: Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on July 3, 7 a.m. to midnight on July 4 and 7 a.m. to midnight on July 5.  

Chennault International Airport Authority: Offices closed July 4.

City of Lake Charles: Offices closed July 4. No trash pickup on July 4. Friday routes will run on Saturday.

City of Sulphur: Offices closed July 4. No changes to trash pickup schedule.

Progressive Waste Solutions: Normal routes will run July 4.

Lafayette Parish

Allied Waste/Republic Services:
No schedule changes. Normal routes will run.

Events are as follows:

Lake Charles:

8th Annual SWLA Patriot's Ball: June 28 in the Contraband Room of the Lake Charles Civic Center. A social will be held at 5:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Patriot of the Year Awards will be handed out. The City of Lake Charles Mayor's Armed Forces Commission is hosting the event. Tickets may be purchased at the Lake Charles Civic Center box office (337-491-1256) or the U.S.S. Orleck Museum (337-214-7447).

Red, White Blue & You: Parade lineup begins at 4:30 p.m. on July 4, with the parade rolling at 6 p.m. The parade route will follow Mill St. turn right onto Ryan St. and end at Lock Park. For parade rules and entry forms, contact the City of Lake Charles at 337-491-9159.

A concert by the bluegrass band Market Blue will follow at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center Arcade Pavilion. The Lake Charles Community Band and the Louisiana Choral Association will present a Salute to Armed Forces at 8 p.m. A fireworks display over the lake will wrap up the evening at about 9:15 p.m. There will be food vendors on-site. Admission is free.


Old-fashioned Fourth of July Celebration: July 4 from 7-9 p.m. at the Amerisafe Pavilion on Washington Ave. The City of DeRidder will provide free hamburgers, hot dogs and watermelons. Drinks will be sold for $1. Activities will include tug-of-war, a bounce house, a pie eating contest and more. The evening will conclude with a fireworks display. For more information, call 337-462-8900.

Fort Polk:

FreedomFest: July 4 at 5 p.m. at HeadQuarters Field on Fort Polk. Food vendors will be on-site. Carnival rides and games will be available. Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown will perform at 6 p.m., followed by a 50-gun salute. Country music group Little Big Town will perform at 8:15 p.m. A fireworks display will be held at 9:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. On-site parking will not be allowed. For more information, call 531-4271 or visit www.fortpolkmwr.com.


Stars & Stripes Celebration: July 3 at 4 p.m. at the Louisiana Oil & Gas Park on Hwy 26 near Interstate 10. Admission is $3 for adults. Children ages 12 and under get in free. There will be live music, waterslides, fun jumps and food and craft vendors. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs, but ice chests will not be allowed. Performers will include Muzic Unlimited and Jamie Bergeron & the Kickin' Cajuns. A fireworks display will be held at 9 p.m.

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